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As always, the defense lawyer had objected to the photo on the usual grounds of its being inflammatory, prejudicial, and so on, but his objections had been overruled.”
-- Narrator (Chapter 1)

Importance: Swoboda argued that the crime scene photo of Eileen’s dead body was too gruesome and might influence the jury against Junior. It is noted in this instance that it was not unusual for the judge to overrule the admission of the crime scene photos.

By the time the photos made the rounds in the jury box, the jurors were glaring at the defendant as if they couldn’t wait to dispense the justice he deserved.”
-- Narrator (Chapter 1)

Importance: It is indicated that the photos taken at the crime scene do influence the jury against Junior. The narrator suggests that the jury appeared to be ready at that point to convict and punish Junior even without hearing the remainder of the testimony.

He sat straight...
-- Narrator (Chapter 1)

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